Bus accidents may not be the most common types of accidents, but that does not mean they should not be a concern. Buses often carry many young children, and with no seat belts and few real safety features, the few accidents that do happen are capable of causing serious damage. Fortunately, due to their sheer size, buses usually come out better in an accident.
However because of all this, bus accidents involving other vehicles are usually a lose-lose situation. Passengers in the other vehicle will usually suffer serious injuries if not fatalities, and in the rare event that the bus suffers more damage, the passengers in the bus will likely suffer serious injuries if not fatalities.
In a miraculous turn of events, a recent bus accident in Virginia Beach saw two large vehicles, a bus and a FedEx truck, collide, and the accident only resulted in minor damages. According to police, a school bus with 16 students collided with the FedEx truck early in the morning. The only resulting damages were minor injuries from glass breakage. The bus driver and one student were taken to the hospital, but fortunately there were no other serious issues.
As wonderful as it is to hear that this accident was so minor, one cannot always expect a bus accident not to be destructive. This is why there are special laws for buses that could hold the company that owns the bus liable in the event of an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, consider meeting with an attorney to discuss the details of your case. You could be entitled to compensation.